Today, Wayne Bergmann, Kimberley Land Council director, appeared to be a desperate man. Frustrated by the blockade at Manari Road near James Price Point, already on its 14th day, Bergmann accused the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr people and environmentalist friends of damaging Aboriginal sites.
Bergmann claims that the people at the blockade have breached the Heritage Act by digging toilet holes in registered Aboriginal sites. His complaint has been registered with the Department of Indigenous Affairs.
Joseph Roe, who is leading the protest, invited Mr Bergmann to visit the site and see for himself. Chemical toilets have been in use and arrangements are in place with the Broome Shire for the collection of rubbish.
My independent inquiry on whether chemical toilets were in use was confirmed.
So Mr Bergmann, why don’t you come to your senses?